About the Co-op
Where does the power come from?
Over 40% carbon-free and emissions-free
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), based in Cedar Rapids, is Iowa's largest cooperative energy provider. In operation since 1946, CIPCO has generated and transmitted electricity to 13 member-owned electric cooperatives and associations, including Guthrie County REC. These cooperatives distribute the power to populations of nearly 320,000 member-owners located in 58 of Iowa's 99 counties. The service territory stretches 300 miles diagonally across Iowa, with 274 member substations and delivery points.